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Random yarn-related thought

I seem to know a lot of ample knitters.

Is there an equivalent of http://www.knitty.com/ for fat people?

Or an equivalent of knitting even?

If not, wanna start one?


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Jan. 11th, 2005 07:16 am (UTC)
I gather this was prompted (or at least encouraged) by the post in crochet this afternoon?
Jan. 11th, 2005 07:49 am (UTC)
No, actually. I recently re-joined a mailing list called Ample Knitters, and at the same time I had a page from the http://www.knitty.com web site open in my browser. And I thought "Fat chicks are hip now, and knitting is hip now, so where are the hip online yarn crafts magazines for us?"

(The use of "chicks" in the previous sentence is gender neutral.)

I like crochet too, so it wouldn't have to be knitting-specific.
Jan. 11th, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
Re: Random yarn-related thought
i know of an ample knitter's website, which i think was affiliated with a mailing list, so this might be the same list to which you subscribe.

in any case, yes. we should have a community. i've been working on resizing patterns from all-too-slim-peopled italian yarn mags.

hip_fat_yarnies, or something. :)
Jan. 11th, 2005 08:30 am (UTC)
Re: Random yarn-related thought
I was thinking big_on_crafting myself. ;-)
Jan. 11th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)
Why not? I'd be interested. I haven't tried anything yet that would need to be fitted to my body, and so haven't thought much about resizing patterns. But I'm sure that's in my future.
Jan. 11th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
Rumour has it Amy from Knitty's next book will be knits for the larger woman.

But other than Ample Knitters I'm not aware of any online resources specifically for larger women.
Jan. 11th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
It's not a rumor, it's a fact.
Jan. 11th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Jan. 11th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
Ahem. I mean, "no", "no", and then finally "yes". What, me cryptic much?
Jan. 11th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
You might check the memories in knitting or even ask there. It seems to me that the topic came up recently there, in conjunction with Amy Singer of knitty's announcement of her upcoming book. (scroll down a post or two there to find the info) A lot of the designs from knitty that are sized for larger women were written by people in that lj community, so I know there are people thinking about this very thing there.
Jan. 11th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
I'd join.
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Jan. 18th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
enlarging patterns
i've been doing this sort of thing quite a bit lately, and have been wondering how to share it with others, since most of the patterns to which i do this are under copyright. i think i'd be ok if i published only the measurements themselves with a link to where one can acquire the pattern (not the instructions themselves), but i want to check with a few places that sell patterns before i dump what i have on a website.
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